"School of Excellence"
Fort Hamilton High School
Kaye Houlihan, PRINCIPAL
8301 SHORE ROAD, BROOKLYN, NY 11209Phone: 718-748-1537
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TUTORING AVAILABLE AT FORT HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL
The National Honor Society provides one-to-one peer tutoring in all subjects. Students are individually matched with tutors and tutoring takes place during lunch periods. Requests for tutoring may be made through Mr. O’Neill, NHS Advisor (room 358).
TUTORING IN THE WRITING CENTER
The Writing Center (room 322) is open during lunch periods (3-9). Tutors are available to provide assistance in the improvement of writing across all disciplines. Computers are available for student use.
TUTORING WITHIN DEPARTMENTS
In some cases, teachers are available within departments to do tutoring, as are students who may be working in the offices during their lunch periods. This varies from department-to-department and from year-to-year. Students who wish to avail themselves of this service should see the Assistant Principal of the department. Regents tutoring is also available within the departments toward the end of the term. Students can get further information about tutoring in their subject classes.
EXTENDED DAY SCHOOL (AM/PM SCHOOL)
AM/PM School is offered each semester (budget permitting) for over-aged, under-credited students in order to assist them in obtaining their high school diploma within four years. Courses are offered in English, ESL, Health, Mathematics and Physical Education. AM/PM School is in session before and after the student’s regular school day.
SATURDAY ELL ACADEMY
Fort Hamilton High School in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn is a “mini-United Nations” with a culturally diverse student body. Twenty-two percent of the over 4,000 students currently enrolled at our large, well-kept high school are English language learners (ELLs). In recognition of ELL students’ needs for additional, focused instruction in English, Mrs. Chester developed and implemented the Saturday English Language Learner Academy as an academic enrichment program that services our ELL students on all levels. Our students have enhanced their English language skills through the Balanced Literacy program; ELLs are now challenged to master both English and content areas on a level that will allow them to pass Regents Exams in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Our ELL students appreciate small classes that provide more individualized instruction. We have a bilingual guidance counselor on-site coordinating outreach to our ELL students and their parents to provide a program that translates into success for our students. Regents prep courses are offered in English, Math, Science and Social Studies.